Thomas H. Ince

Thomas H. Ince
1882 - 1924
Thomas H. Ince  American Director

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Thomas H. Ince was previously married to Elinor Kershaw (1907 - 1924).

Thomas H. Ince was in a relationship with Margaret Livingston (1924).


American Director Thomas H. Ince was born Thomas Harper Ince on 6th November, 1882 in Newport, Rhode Island and passed away on 19th Nov 1924 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California aged 42. He is most remembered for Civilization (1916). His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Thomas H. Ince is a member of the following lists: American film directors, American screenwriters and American silent film actors.


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Dating1 10 months, 5 days - -
Married1 18 years, 10 months - -
Total2 18 years, 10 months 9 years, 10 months 10 months, 5 days


First Name Thomas
Middle Name Harper
Last Name Ince
Full Name at Birth Thomas Harper Ince
Age 42 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th November, 1882
Birthplace Newport, Rhode Island
Died 19th November, 1924
Place of Death Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Heart attack
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Occupation Director
Claim to Fame Civilization (1916)
Year(s) Active 1897 - 1924, 1897–1924
Brother John Ince
Friend Charlie Chaplin, Mack Sennett, Ralph Ince
Associated People Adolph Zukor

Thomas Harper Ince (November 16, 1880 – November 19, 1924) was an American silent film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor. Ince was known as the "Father of the Western" and was responsible for making over 800 films. He revolutionized the motion picture industry by creating the first major Hollywood studio facility and invented movie production by introducing the "assembly line" system of filmmaking. He was the first mogul to build his own film studio dubbed "Inceville" in Palisades Highlands. Ince was also instrumental in developing the role of the producer in motion pictures. Two of his films, The Italian (1915), for which he wrote the screenplay, and Civilization (1916), which he directed, were selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. He later entered into a partnership with D. W. Griffith and Mack Sennett to form the Triangle Motion Picture Company, whose studios are the present-day site of Sony Pictures. He then built a new studio about a mile from Triangle, which is now the site of Culver Studios. Ince's untimely death at the height of his career, after he became severely ill aboard the private yacht of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, has caused much speculation, although the official cause of his death was heart failure.

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Thomas H. Ince42 ScorpioDirector
Margaret Livingston84 SagittariusActress
Elinor Kershaw86 SagittariusActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
RichardMaleElinor Kershaw
WilliamMaleElinor Kershaw
Thomas HarperMale30th March, 1912109 years oldElinor Kershaw


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Rodolfo GaravagnoJun 16, 2011

Ince is a movie producer pioner celebrity. He is one of the fist creation of Hollywood industry.

mfan0825mfan0825Jun 5, 2009

He`s a multi-talented legend.

Rodolfo GaravagnoMay 17, 2009

Hollywood old era is the first move to the movie magical emotion. I love Hollywood history, and Thomas Ince is a big celebrity from those loved times.

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